CFP Social Media in the Middle East

Social Media in the Middle East
Call for Chapter Proposals
Deadline: September 20, 2014

Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia/Shanghai International Studies University
Adil Nurmakov, Ph.D., International IT University, Kazakhstan
Ehsan Shahghasemi, University of Tehran, Iran

Publication information: to be published in late 2015 or early in 2016 by Dignity Press.

The Middle East is a challenging and highly provocative region today, and many countries and regional or local groups have a vibrant/fractured social media in interaction or opposition. The editors believe that Social Media in the Middle East will be a valuable scholarly book which will provide greater insights into the historical and contemporary events in the rapidly changing Middle East.

Seeking online chapter proposals of 200-300 words and a resume, for intended scholarly analytical chapters of 22-25 pages on topics related to social media in the Middle East: historically, politically, militarily, geographically, economically, religiously, culturally, and/or cross-culturally,  the chapters including an abstract of about 200 words; key words; an analytical framework; with qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method methodology; discussion; appropriate charts and graphs; and generous citations and references according to the sixth edition of the APA Guidelines. A maximum of three coauthors for each chapter is allowed.

Interested scholars of the Middle East seeking to submit a high quality chapter proposal of 200-300 words, plus a resume, should send it all of the editors (emails in links above) by September 20, 2014.

Decisions about accepted chapters will be made in between mid-September to early October, 2014. Selected authors will have four months from acceptance to complete their chapters (not later than February 1, 2015).  All finalized chapters will be reviewed by the three coeditors for recommended revisions, additions, or changes.  Social Media in the Middle East will also include authors’ 200-250 word biographies in the third person, and thumbnail photos as an attachment, with at least 300 pixils. It is intended that Social Media in the Middle East will be in the range of 500+ pages with a preface, introduction, 14-15  high quality chapters, biographies and thumbnail photos of authors, and an index.

In the meantime, already planned  tentative chapters include:
*Dr. Haneen Mohammad Shoaib, Jeddah College of Advertising, University of Business  and Technology, Saudia Arabia:  social media in Saudia Arabia and immediate  environs, with Dr. Samar M. Shoaib as coauthor;  *Adil Numakov, International IT University, Kazakhstan: a cross-cultural study relating to social media in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan as they border the Middle East; and
*Ehsan Shahghasemi, University of Tehran:  social media in Iran.

These tentative chapters do not exclude other possible proposed chapters relating to similar topics.

The editors have an interest in additional topics, as illustrative, among other possibilities: Cross-cultural study of social media in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank; Social media historically and contemporarily in Egypt; Cross-cultural study of social media in Sudan and South Sudan; Cross-cultural study of social media in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Dubai; Cross-cultural study of social media among the Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, and Turkey; Cross-cultural study of social media in the Syrian government and opposition groups in Syria; Social media in Iraq; Social media in Turkey; Social media in Lebanon; Social media in Kuwait; Social media of ISIS, the Levant, proposed Caliphate; etc.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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